In certain circumstances, it can be unclear if a proposed project qualifies as a permitted development. We often have our clients call us, asking if their new project would fall within permitted development, as there is often confusion around the ambiguity about what is permitted without making a planning submission.
In some instances, project plans may need to be adjusted slightly to ensure they meet the requirements and conditions. However, for peace of mind, we always suggest that our clients apply for a Lawful Development Certificate (LDC) prior to commencing any building work. This certification is not planning permission, but it acts as a form of proof that your building project is lawful and it’s advisable to apply for this certification even if your project is considered a permitted development.